Happy New Year! It’s the time for reflections and resolutions. I’m already excited about 2017 because this year I plan to write a book! I hope to eventually post it on my blog (as like a modern serial) after it’s written and revised, but let me stop from getting ahead of myself! This post is about my reading goals for 2017.
Modern Mrs. Darcy is one of my favorite bookish blogs to follow. She is also one of the rare blogs I follow by email because she sends out a list of the daily kindle e-book deals. Since I’ve been wanting to branch out of my reading comfort zone, I’m so happy she’s created this 2017 “Reading for Growth” reading challenge for 2017.
I haven’t picked out all the books I want to read yet, but I am excited about these categories! Some of the books I do know I want to read are Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (ok, not really outside of my preferred genres, but I’ll probably read some other plays or poetry, too), The View From Saturday (Newbery Award winner) and All the Light We Cannot See (Pulitzer Prize winner).
Any recommendations for me? Please share!
- A Newberry Award Winner or Honor Book
- A book in translation – The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
- A book that’s more than 600 pages – Middlemarch by George Eliot or War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
A book of poetry, a play, or an essay collection– The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (finished 2/15/17)
- A book of any genre that addresses current events
An immigrant story– My Two Italies by Joseph Luzzi A book published before you were born– Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (finished 1/14/17)
- Three books by the same author – Emily of New Moon series by L. M. Montgomery
A book by an #ownvoices or #diversebooks author– Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (finished 5/3/17)
- A book with an unreliable narrator or ambiguous ending
- A book nominated for an award in 2017
- A Pulitzer Prize or National Book Award Winner – All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer or The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz